LCB2: Ciara's first day

Posted on Wednesday 11th June, 2014

Today I did the first day of the LCB2 Tour this year. We finished rehearsals yesterday after 5 days and performed to our parents. Today I went to the Meadbank Nursing Home in Battersea and the Ross Wyld care home in Walthamstow. We performed Nanny McPhee as a ballet to the residents staying there.

My parts were the Cook, Magic Dust and a Nanny. While I am performing it brings me such joy to see them smile and enjoy themselves, this is what I love about the tour. And although they may not be able to clap at the end of the performance a smile says much more and tells you that you’ve made their day.

I think that the LCB2 Tour is a wonderful idea because as well as care/nursing homes we also go to special disabilities schools for children. A lot of the people that watch may not be able to go to the theatre to watch ballets like these, so it’s a wonderful experience for them and us. And it’s a really nice feeling to brighten up their day.

After each performance we go and talk to the residents or interact with the children and let them play with the props. This is an extra special thing to be able to do because they get to have a feel of what it would be like to perform with the props and costumes.

Ciara Donovan-Hill

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